Category Archives: Life

Releasing the victim game

A recent post I made on Facebook triggered several puzzled responses. I felt it may be good to further elaborate on the topic in a blog post. As I have not blogged in a long while, it also gives me … Continue reading

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The choice to choose

My ears often perk up whenever I utter the words, “I have to…,” or “I had to…” I am working on conditioning myself to avoid those words. Similarly, I’m cautious when I hear others claim, “I have to go to … Continue reading

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Empty Mind?

When teaching ‘Introduction to Meditation’ workshops, I often begin the session with a question: “What do you think of, when you hear the word meditation?” A common answer is “emptying the mind.” Let’s explore this idea. Can the mind really be … Continue reading

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What is Patience?

Patience is surrender, to this moment, and the next, and to the one that follows. Patience is the antithesis for measuring time. It is learned from a tree; it is a soul gaining wisdom, through endless life-cycles. Patient is a … Continue reading

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What 5 min meditation taught me

On some mornings I just can’t seem to find time to meditate. And for me, if I don’t meditate early in the morning, I will likely not meditate at all. What does it mean that I cannot find time to … Continue reading

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What cats do

When my cat spots a bug on the wall, she can sit for eternity and a day, staring at it intently, waiting for the insect to make a move so she can play the hunter. She is so focused, it … Continue reading

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Let the Shaman Back In

While visiting a Tibetan-Himalayan store at my hometown, I had a chat with one of the shop’s owners. I mentioned to her my interest in Shamanism, and inquired as to the role such Medicine Men play in the society she came … Continue reading

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